Bush has finally told us his real message, and what he has to offer us and our country. He has been telling us this for a long time. Now he spells it out, captured by billmon.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Inaugural Address
March 4, 1933

“The only thing we have is fear.”

George W. Bush
Radio Address
September 30, 2006

And to quote Sarah Vowell:


Whenever I hear the president mention, oh, every 12 minutes, that his greatest responsibility is ”to protect the American people,” the insufferable civics robot inside my head mutters: ”Actually, sir, your oath, the one with the Bible and the chief justice and the Jumbotron, is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. For the American people are not mere flesh whose greatest hope is to keep our personal greasy molecules intact; we, sir, are a body politic — with ideals.”
from:
Down With Torture! Gimme Torture!; [Op-Ed]
Sarah Vowell. New York Times. (Late Edition (East Coast)). Feb 5, 2006. pg. 4.13